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3 Must-Know Offer Negotiation Tactics for Home Sellers

Home buyers want to get a good deal, but you also want to make sure you get a fair price for your property. Because of this, the most critical part of your home sale often comes down to how well you negotiate with your buyers. Read on to learn three must-know tactics that will help you strike a deal that will make you and your buyer happy.

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4 Common Real Estate Contingencies - Defined

When you receive an offer, it’s important to carefully review it for any contingencies. A contingency is text added to a purchase agreement that specifies certain terms that must be met in order for the sale to proceed. This post will define some of the most common real estate contingencies and will explain what each one means to you and your home sale. 

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Everything Home Sellers Need to Know About Earnest Money

If you're like many sellers, you may be willing to take a little less money if you feel confident that your buyer is serious about purchasing your home. One way buyers can indicate just how serious they are is by offering earnest money. Let's take a look at what earnest money is, how it works and what it means to your sale.

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Understanding Real Estate Offers (& How to Respond)

The moment you've been waiting for has arrived; a potential buyer made an offer on your home. But before you pop the champagne, you need to review the offer thoroughly to determine whether you want to make any changes before you seal the deal. Complex real estate and legal lingo can make deciphering a buyer offer a challenge, but these guidelines will help you simplify the process.

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5 Effective Buyer Negotiation Tips for Home Sellers

One of the biggest hurdles sellers face is negotiating offers. The good news is, the process doesn't have to be difficult. If you do your homework and list your home at a competitive yet lucrative price, it's easy to determine whether an offer is too low or just right. That said, there is still a little finesse that's required to successfully negotiate an offer that's fair to both the buyer and the seller. Use the tips outlined below to master the process!

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How to Spot a Lowball Offer (& What to Do if You Get One)

It's a good feeling when you get your home listed and you're all fired up to start taking offers. But what happens when an offer comes through that's a little on the low side? Should you counter the offer or pass and wait the next one to come in? Read on to find out. 

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7 Ways to Tell if a Buyer is Planning on Making an Offer

When you're selling your own home, it can be nerve wracking to watch buyers walk through your property. How can you tell if they're just checking it out to satisfy their curiosity or if they are serious enough to make an offer? This post will explain seven things to watch for that indicate a buyer is highly interested in your home.

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11 Things California Home Sellers Must Know About Reviewing Offers

You got an offer - yay! So now what? Deciphering all the legalese can be a little daunting without some guidance, so use this post to learn about the 11 most important things to focus on when reviewing a California home offer.

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Seller Guide: 3 Offer Negotiation Techniques that Work

Negotiating is often the most stressful part of a real estate transaction because it requires both parties to come to an agreement on what your property is worth. Use these proven negitiation tactics to take the stress out of the process.

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